Marvel 1985 #3 (Marvel – Millar / Edwards / Workman)
They’re coming for us. The most dangerous villains in the Marvel Universe are here—in our world—and they’re not taking prisoners. The only people who stand between salvation and destruction are 13-year old Toby and his dad, who once was friends with the enigmatic Clyde Wyncham. MARK MILLAR (CIVIL WAR, KICK-ASS, WOLVERINE) and TOMMY LEE EDWARDS (BULLET POINTS, The Question) continue this epic super hero crossover, with far-reaching and surprising implications for the Marvel Universe!
1985 continues to be one of the freshest ideas out of Marvel this year!
Although Issue three was a tad disappointing in just the fact that it was so depressing. We get to watch Marvel Villains wreck havoc without anyone stopping them. Ultron kills everyone in a suburban neighborhood. M.O.D.O.K. uses his telepathic powers to make a troop of people commit mass-suicide via drowning in a river while singing nursery rhymes. The Mole Man kidnaps an entire playground of children. Fin Fang Foom terrorizes a port and yacht club… and the list goes on. No good guys in the issue at all, slightly a downer. The overall story is still there and the very signature style of Tommy Lee Edwards gives this series a real grip for me. Becasue of Edward’s art I buy the story through Toby’s eyes. Without that lens, I’m not quite sure the story would work as well as it does.
In case you are a fan of this book, but you haven’t heard Mark Millar’s trifecta of 1985, Wolverine (old Man Logan storyline) and Fantastic Four are all connected assumingly by “the engimatic Clyde Wyncham”.
Issue Grade: B
Series Grade: A